AN OTLEY school has been named as one of the ‘top 20’ in the north of England.

Prince Henry’s Grammar School received the ranking, based on student performance at GCSE and A Level, in the latest Parent Power schools guide compiled by The Sunday Times.

A number of schools on the same list are selective grammar schools - unlike Prince Henry’s which is a state-funded, non-selective academy.

Headteacher Janet Sheriff said: “I am really pleased that the academic excellence of Prince Henry’s has been recognised by The Sunday Times.

“Both staff and students work hard to secure our outstanding examination results.

“This academic success is supported by the high quality pastoral support, enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities we provide.

“Those enable our students to make progress significantly above that of similar students in schools nationally.”